UCL: Real Madrid’s Rodrygo Pays Tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo, Hits the ‘Siuu’ Against Man City

UCL: Real Madrid’s Rodrygo Pays Tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo, Hits the ‘Siuu’ Against Man City

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 10, 2024 at 5:16 AM
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  • Brazilian star Rodrgyo continued his purple patch form against Man City
  • He played an important role as Real Madrid drew with the Sky Blues
  • The 23-year-old also paid tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo after his strike

Rodrygo Goes honoured Al-Nassr talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo, on Tuesday evening during Real Madrid's eagerly awaited UEFA Champions League quarter-final first-leg clash with Manchester City.

The Brazilian forward, who has been in exceptional form as the season reaches its climax, scored his fourth goal in his last three games for both club and country with a clever finish.

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Rodrygo paid tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo after performing his iconic 'Siuu' celebration against Manchester City. Photos by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images and @AlNassrFC_EN/Twitter.
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Although Los Blancos started the game slowly, conceding within two minutes of kick-off at the packed Santiago Bernabeu, the 14-time European champions quickly turned the tide of the game.

First, French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga forced an own goal from Ruben Dias with a powerful strike from the edge of the box to level the score after 12 minutes.

Shortly after, it was Rodrygo's turn to find the back of the net.

Rodrygo scores clever goal, hits CR7's 'Siuu'

The 23-year-old received a pass from his Brazilian compatriot Vinicius Junior, made a darting run into the box, shrugged off an opponent's challenge, and calmly slotted the ball home.

His goal sent the Bernabeu faithful into bliss, but it was his choice of celebration that soon captured the attention of many.

The Sao Paulo-born winger opted to pay homage to Ronaldo, whom he greatly admires. To commemorate his goal, he performed CR7's iconic 'Siuu' celebration, per talkSPORT.

How did the game end?

Following Silva's astute free-kick that gave City the lead, a sequence involving Dias' unfortunate own goal and a crafty strike from Rodrygo saw Madrid quickly seize control of the match, BBC reports.

City fought back strongly in the second half, netting two goals in rapid succession through Phil Foden and Josko Gvardiol. Nevertheless, Los Blancos secured a draw with Fede Valverde's powerful volley.

Madrid coach confident ahead of second leg

Sports Brief also reported that Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti expressed confidence in his team's ability to shine against Manchester City in the upcoming Champions League fixture following an exhilarating 3-3 draw in the quarter-final first leg.

Despite last season's disappointing 4-0 defeat at the Etihad Stadium, Ancelotti believes this time will be different.

He emphasised his players' need for courage and personality to secure a positive result against Pep Guardiola's side.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.